EdD (Doctor of Education)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Chassidy Cooper, Pamela Scott
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand how Black, public school administrator employment decisions are impacted by the behaviors of supervisors in Virginia. Commonalities among the lived experiences of Black, public school administrators were examined in order to identify specific behaviors which impact employment decisions.
Transcendental phenomenological qualitative research design was utilized. Participants were identified through gatekeeper introductions and then narrowed through snow-ball sampling. Data was collected through open-ended face-to-face interviews with 12 Black, public school administrators in Virginia via a secure online platform. The data was analyzed in order to identify emergent themes which represent the lived experiences of Black, public school administrators in Virginia and how the behaviors of their supervisors impacted their employment decisions. The findings could be utilized to develop supervisory practices that will increase the hiring and retention of Black educators in Virginia.
Dissertation - unrestricted
Whitaker, Annie Wilson, "Examining How Black Administrator Employment Decisions are Impacted by the Behaviors of Supervisors" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4033. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4033
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